Website extremely slow/doesn't load in China

Posted June 6, 2014 8.3k views
My website (1gb) runs amazingly well in USA and Europe. I've currently in China and I noticed that either my website doesn't load at all or is extremely slow. Any suggestions on how to fix this? Do I need to set up a server physically located in China?

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where is your droplet? US, EU or Singapore?
did you try moving it to singapore? or use some kind of caching system
I'm in US (ny2 region). Would a Singapore droplet really make a difference?

What would the caching system be?
well singapore is ALOT closer to China than both US and EU
come on irc and talk with us :)

i have the exact same problem and my droplet in Singapore works sporadically. It seems that my ip is blocked by China firewall and I have to use VPN to connect many times. I use a cn domain though, I am not sure if its because I don’t have an ICP. Does anyone know?

DO really need to have a China datacenter like Amazon does now.

This issue is related to the Chinese Firewall. The only solution I’ve found is to set up an instance with a provider on Main Land China.